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Public Release: 3-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Breakthrough cancer-killing treatment has no side-effects
The scientific crusade against cancer recently achieved a victory under the leadership of University of Missouri Curators' Professor M. Frederick Hawthorne. Hawthorne's team has developed a new form of radiation therapy that successfully put cancer into remission in mice. This innovative treatment produced none of the harmful side-effects of conventional chemo and radiation cancer therapies.

Contact: Tim Wall
walltj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 3-Apr-2013
Nature Communications
Building quantum states with individual silicon atoms
By introducing individual silicon atom 'defects' using a scanning tunnelling microscope, scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology have coupled single atoms to form quantum states.

Contact: Clare Ryan
clare.ryan@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 2-Apr-2013
New BRAIN initiative announced at White House
The Kavli Foundation applauds today's launch by President Obama of his Administration's ambitious research effort to understand the brain by deciphering the brain's activity that gives rise to our perceptions, our experiences and our consciousness.

Contact: James Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
The Kavli Foundation

Public Release: 1-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Geckos keep firm grip in wet natural habitat
Geckos' ability to stick to trees and leaves during rainforest downpours has fascinated scientists for decades, leading a group of University of Akron researchers to solve the mystery.
National Science Foundation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Contact: Denise Henry
henryd@uakron.edu
330-972-6477
University of Akron

Public Release: 1-Apr-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Watching fluid flow at nanometer scales
New research carried out at MIT and elsewhere has demonstrated for the first time that when inserted into a pool of liquid, nanowires naturally draw the liquid upward in a thin film that coats the surface of the wire.
Sandia National Laboratories, US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Mar-2013
Nano Letters
Even graphene has weak spots
Less-than-perfect sheets of atom-thick graphene show unexpected weakness, according to researchers at Rice and Tsinghua universities.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 28-Mar-2013
Scientific Reports
Theory and practice key to optimized broadband, low-loss optical metamaterials
The union of theory and practice makes broadband, low-loss optical devices practical, which is why two groups of Penn State engineers collaborated to design optical metamaterials that have custom applications that are easily manufactured.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 28-Mar-2013
NRC Research Press adds a new title to collection of scientific and technical journals
The Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (JUVS) is a new quarterly, electronic-only publication that is now accepting papers; the inaugural issue is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2013. Developed in partnership with Unmanned Systems Canada and with support from the Kenneth M Molson Foundation, JUVS is an exciting addition to the NRC Research Press journal roster.

Contact: Jenny Ryan
jenny.ryan@nrcresearchpress.com
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)

Public Release: 28-Mar-2013
Science
Discovery opens door to efficiently storing and reusing renewable energy
Two University of Calgary researchers have developed a ground-breaking way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy. Their technology opens the door to homeowners and energy companies being able to easily store and reuse solar and wind power. Such energy is clean and renewable, but it's available only when the sun is shining or the wind is blowing.
Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, Alberta Innovates, Mitacs, FireWater Fuel

Contact: Mark Lowey
mlowey@ucalgary.ca
403-210-8659
University of Calgary

Public Release: 27-Mar-2013
Nano Letters
New type of solar structure cools buildings in full sunlight
A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that works even when the sun is shining. Such a panel could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings, cars and other structures by radiating sunlight back into the chilly vacuum of space.

Contact: Andrew Myers
admyers@stanford.edu
650-736-2245
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 27-Mar-2013
Nature Photonics
Penn engineers enable 'bulk' silicon to emit visible light for the first time
Electronic computing speeds are brushing up against limits imposed by the laws of physics. Photonic computing, where photons replace comparatively slow electrons in representing information, could surpass those limitations, but the components of such computers require semiconductors that can emit light. Now, University of Pennsylvania research has enabled "bulk" silicon to emit broad-spectrum, visible light for the first time, opening the possibility of using the element in devices that have both electronic and photonic components.
US Army Research Office, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 27-Mar-2013
Nature
Imaging methodology reveals nano details not seen before
A team of scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles and Northwestern University has produced 3-D images and videos of a tiny platinum nanoparticle at atomic resolution that reveal new details of defects in nanomaterials that have not been seen before.

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 26-Mar-2013
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Penn Researchers attach Lyme disease antibodies to nanotubes, paving way for diagnostic device
Existing Lyme disease tests assess the presence of antibodies, which take weeks to form after the initial infection and persist after the infection is gone. Now, a nanotechnology-inspired technique developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania may lead to diagnostics that can detect the organism itself.
Department of Defense US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 26-Mar-2013
Scientific Reports
Key find for treating wastewater on World Water Day
A newly developed membrane used to separate waste from water could become key in the treatment of pollutants ranging from acid mine drainage to oil-containing wastewater, as well as in processes ranging from desalination to kidney dialysis.

Contact: Kanina Foss
kanina.foss@wits.ac.za
27-117-171-024
University of the Witwatersrand

Public Release: 25-Mar-2013
Nano Letters
Hybrid ribbons a gift for powerful batteries
Ribbons of vanadium oxide and graphene become ultrafast charging and discharging electrodes for lithium-ion batteries in new research at Rice University.
US Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Mar-2013
Harvard's Wyss Institute awarded DARPA contract to further advance sepsis therapeutic device
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that it was awarded a $9.25 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to further advance a blood-cleansing technology developed at the Institute with prior DARPA support, and to help accelerate its translation to humans as a new type of sepsis therapy.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 25-Mar-2013
Nano Letters
Glass-blowers at a nano scale
Very much like a glass-blower, researchers at EPFL manage to shape the exit hole of a glass capillary and finely control its diameter between 200 nanometers and zero.

Contact: Lorenz Steinbock
lorenz.steinbock@epfl.ch
41-216-931-162
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 25-Mar-2013
Wake Forest researcher awarded NSF grant to develop novel flexible electronics
Advances in organic semiconductor technology could one day lead to video screens that bend like paper and electronics sewn into clothing. A team of researchers at Wake Forest University will help to make these flexible devices a reality by studying the relation between the physical structure and electronic properties of organic semiconductor crystals.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Will Ferguson
ferguswg@wfu.edu
336-758-5390
Wake Forest University

Public Release: 25-Mar-2013
New Journal of Physics
'Metascreen' forms ultra-thin invisibility cloak
Up until now, the invisibility cloaks put forward by scientists have been fairly bulky contraptions -- an obvious flaw for those interested in Harry Potter-style applications.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

Public Release: 24-Mar-2013
Nature Photonics
Nanowire solar cells raise efficiency limit
Scientists from the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institut, Denmark and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, have shown that a single nanowire can concentrate the sunlight up to 15 times of the normal sun light intensity. The results are surprising and the potential for developing a new type of highly efficient solar cells is great.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
45-35-32-53-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 22-Mar-2013
PLOS ONE
New chemo drug gentler on fertility, tougher on cancer
A new gentler chemotherapy drug in the form of nanoparticles has been designed by scientists to be less toxic to a young woman's fertility but extra tough on cancer. This is the first cancer drug tested while in development for its effect on fertility using a novel, quick in vitro test designed by the scientists.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Development

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

Public Release: 21-Mar-2013
Science
Berkeley Lab researchers use metamaterials to observe giant photonic spin hall effect
Engineering a unique metamaterial of gold nanoantennas, Berkeley Lab researchers were able to obtain the strongest signal yet of the photonic spin Hall effect, an optical phenomenon of quantum mechanics that could play a prominent role in the future of computing.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Mar-2013
Physical Review Letters
Quantum computers counting on carbon nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes can be used as quantum bits for quantum computers. A study by physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen has shown how nanotubes can store information in the form of vibrations. Up to now, researchers have experimented primarily with electrically charged particles. Because nanomechanical devices are not charged, they are much less sensitive to electrical interference.
German Research Foundation, Emmy Noether Program

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 21-Mar-2013
Science
ASU Biodesign Institute scientists develop innovative twists to DNA nanotechnology
In a new discovery that represents a major step in solving a critical design challenge, Arizona State University Professor Hao Yan has led a research team to produce a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D structures that push the boundaries of the burgeoning field of DNA nanotechnology.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office grant, and more

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu
480-727-0369
Arizona State University

Public Release: 20-Mar-2013
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst
University of Oregon chemists say that ultra-thin films of nickel and iron oxides made through a solution synthesis process are promising catalysts to combine with semiconductors to make devices that capture sunlight and convert water into hydrogen and oxygen gases.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

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